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Turkey Cupcakes

Make your cupcakes festive with a turkey!

By Angela Tran
Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats

  • Satin Ice fondant - Red, orange, yellow, brown, white
  • Americolor Gel colors to help create an ombre gradient of color - egg yellow, electric orange, super red, brown
  • Rolling pin
  • Work mat
  • Pre-made cake covered with a fall themed color of fondant and adorned with colorful leaves - click here for a fun fondant leaf tutorial
  • Ball tool
  • Knife
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Pre-made cupcakes
  • Toothpick

How to make a Turkey Head


  •  Head - 3/4" brown ball shaped into a tear drop with triangle top. use the ball tool to indent the area for the eyes and beak.
  •  Beak - 1/3" yellow ball shaped into a triangle then use a knife to draw a slit for the mouth. Attach to the front of the head using either water, piping gel or sugar glue (tylose & water).
  •  Eyes - 1/8" white ball cut in half and roll to make into eye balls (use a toothpick and brown gel colors to paint in the pupils.
  •  Caruncle/Wattle - 1/3" red ball shaped into a long tear drop. Brush a tiny bit of water along the side of the beak and down the turkey's throat. Smooth into place.
  •  Snood - 1/16" red ball shaped into a tear drop. Brush a tiny bit of water along the top of the beak and attach the snood into place.

To make the ombre colored turkey feathers for your cupcakes - click here

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